This past April Fool's Day, ThinkGeek ran their usual line of fictitious geek-related items, including this fantastic Tauntaun sleeping bag that recalls the scene from Empire Strikes Back when Han sliced open the animal to keep Luke warm. When we posted about it, a bunch of you were itching to purchase your own Tauntaun sleeping bags even though the item didn't exist. And, in reality, a lot of ThinkGeek readers fell for the joke because an unusually high number of folks actually attempted to order the thing.

Now, though, according to an interview with ThinkGeek's PR guy over at LA Weekly, they're really making it! Yes! Pretty soon (fingers crossed) you will actually be able to buy a freakin' Tauntaun sleeping bag, complete with internal light brown guts (we hope!). TG say they're working on getting a design approved by LucasFilm. PR guy Shane Peterman adds, "We are definitely trying to make it in to an actual item to be sold 
on our site. As of right now, it's still an "if," but it's turning in
to more of a "when." Things are looking pretty good, we just don't want 
to get too far ahead of ourselves. There's certainly been enough of a
demand, both from customers and from those of us that work here. Right now, we're aiming to have it available 
for the holidays, or at the latest, the 30th anniversary of The Empire 
Strikes Back next spring."

Okay, how excited are you right now?

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